Hillsdale, Wyoming

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Hillsdale
Unincorporated community & census-designated place
Location in Laramie County and the state of Wyoming.
Location in Laramie County and the state of Wyoming.
Hillsdale is located in the US
Hillsdale
Hillsdale
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 41°12′46″N 104°28′39″W / 41.21278°N 104.47750°W / 41.21278; -104.47750Coordinates: 41°12′46″N 104°28′39″W / 41.21278°N 104.47750°W / 41.21278; -104.47750
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Laramie
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,640 ft (1,720 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 47
 • Density 55/sq mi (21/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 82060
GNIS feature ID 1589581[1]

Hillsdale is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in southeastern Laramie County, Wyoming, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 47.[2] It lies along local roads east of the city of Cheyenne, the county seat of Laramie County.[3] Its elevation is 5,640 feet (1,720 m) above sea level.[1] Although Hillsdale is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 82060.[4] Public education in the community of Hillsdale is provided by Laramie County School District #2.

Hillsdale was named for Lathrop Hills, a Surveyor for the Union Pacific Railroad who was killed nearby along Lodgepole Creek on June 11, 1867 while leading a party of surveyors staking out the route of the Transcontinental Railroad.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Kenny Sailors, American college and professional basketball player active in the 1940s and early 1950s notable for popularizing the jump shot as an alternative to the two-handed, flat-footed set shot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hillsdale, Wyoming". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Hillsdale CDP, Wyoming". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 116.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ State of Wyoming Historical Marker located in Hillsdale, Wyoming.